Tupelo Injured Truck Passengers
Were you injured as a passenger in a commercial truck due to a wreck? If so, the Tupelo truck accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz may be able to help you recover compensation and/or benefits for the damages you suffered. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, there may be several different avenues of recovery for you as an injured truck passenger. Our Tupelo attorneys are ready to take your call today and help you navigate through what is typically a complex process of obtaining full compensation under the law. For over 30 years, the law firm of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz has assisted thousands of injured clients and fought for them to regain the recovery they deserve. Whether you are an employee of the trucking company or riding in someone else’s truck, our lawyers will be able to provide insight and explain how we may be able to assist if you have been injured in a truck wreck.How Injured Truck Passengers Can Recover Fair Compensation
If you have been involved in an auto accident, you should contact an attorney well-versed in these types of cases. Most cases center on negligence, such as being struck by a drunk driver at the intersection of Highway 45 South and East Main Street. Here are four examples of how an injured truck passenger can recover compensation and/or benefits following an accident:
- Employee passenger – truck driver at fault: Here, you should be able to file a claim under your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. In Mississippi, filing a workers’ compensation claim is an injured employee’s exclusive remedy in terms of pursuing recovery against the employer for an on the job injury. The injured employee may be entitled to wage and/or disability benefits pursuant to the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Act.
- Employee passenger – third party at fault: Here, you should be able to file a claim under your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance as well as pursue a claim against the third party who caused the accident – i.e. the other vehicle. Under workers’ compensation coverage, there is no award for pain and suffering, but under a third party claim, pain and suffering is an element of damages in addition to medical bills and lost wages.
- Non-employee passenger – truck driver at fault: Here, as a non-employee, you could bring a claim against the truck driver and the trucking company. Commercial trucking companies are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA). If it is found that the trucking company violated a regulation under the FMSCA, they could be held directly liable for the accident.
- Non-employee passenger – third party at fault: Here, the non-employee passenger could bring a claim against the third party driver and/or vehicle owner for negligence.
If you have been injured as a passenger in a semi-truck or tractor-trailer, it is important to contact a truck accident attorney in Tupelo immediately so that all the possible avenues of recovery are indentified and explored. Otherwise, you may not be able to recover all to which you are entitled.Call Our Tupelo Office to Speak with a Truck Wreck Attorney
As a passenger, establishing liability for a wreck may seem simple. However, trucking companies and insurance carriers are known to vigorously dispute damages and attempt to limit the amount that must be paid to injured victims. That being said, you should contact the Tupelo lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz for a free consultation. We will be able to evaluate the facts of your situation and help point you in the right direction. With a team of over 30 attorneys and more than 120 support staff members, we have the resources to fight for you. Our lawyers serve accident victims throughout Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, and Arkansas, including in Tupelo, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Meridian, Jackson, Little Rock, and Jonesboro. Call our firm toll-free at 800-529-4004 or complete our online form for a free consultation. Let us show you why NST is the way to go if you were involved in a truck crash in or near Tupelo, MS.